elastic etymology

English word elastic comes from Ancient Greek ἐλαύνω, Ancient Greek ελαστικός, and later French élastique ((economics) elastic. Elastic Rubber band.)

Detailed word origin of elastic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ἐλαύνω Ancient Greek (grc)
ελαστικός Ancient Greek (grc)
ἐλατός Ancient Greek (grc)
ἐλαστός Ancient Greek (grc)
elasticus New Latin (la-new)
élastique French (fra) (economics) elastic. Elastic Rubber band.
elastic English (eng) (countable) An elastic band.. (uncountable) An elastic material used in clothing, particularly in waistbands and cuffs. (economics) Sensitive to changes in price.. Able to return quickly to a former state or condition, after being depressed or overtaxed; having power to recover easily from shocks and trials.. Capable of stretching; particularly, capable of stretching so as to return to an [...]